A 30-YEAR-OLD man is expected to appear in Okahao Magistrate’s court this week after he was accused of raping his nine-year-old cousin in the bushes near the Uukwalumbe Village.
“It is alleged that the suspect had sexual intercourse with the minor child,” said Omusati Regional Commander Commissioner Titus Shikongo.
According to him, the crime was committed on Saturday at an unknown time, while the minor was on her way home from a cucashop. The child was sent to the cucashop by an adult to buy beer for them at home.
“While on her way back, she was allegedly grabbed by the suspect who forced her into nearby bushes where he sexually violated her,” he said.
Shikongo noted that the victim is a Grade 4 learner.
He pointed out that the suspect has already been arrested and charged and due to appear before court this week.